Defence

Cuts to Defence science and engineering undermine national security Professionals Australia has written to the Prime Minister urging him to step in and halt the cuts to science and technology in Defence. Budget forward estimates forecast 2400 Defence civilian job losses despite an increase in the Defence budget and the criticality of engineering and science…

ANSTO

Plans are underway to use the negotiations for the next Enterprise Agreement at ANSTO as leverage for an organising campaign to grow our membership on site. The current Agreement nominally expires on 31 December 2014 and bargaining was due to start eight months prior to this. However, no meetings are currently scheduled. Enquiries of ANSTO…

Geoscience Australia moves to redundancies to plug $40 million budget hole.

Professionals Australia’s Executive Officer Dave Smith has raised concerns about Geoscience Australia’s announcement of potential redundancies.   Listen: Interview with David Smith the current constraints and issues faced by Geoscience Australia , ABC 666 Radio, 25 February 2013.   Geoscience Australia to cut jobs over $40 million budget hole, Noel Towell, The Canberra Times, February…